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Light and airy yoga studio located opposite Hackney Central station offering daily yoga classes. London’s first vintage-inspired yoga studio, where retro style meets the modern-day soul.

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The Shiatsu & Dance | Wood Element Workshop

  • Paper Dress Yoga 352 Mare Street, Hackney London United Kingdom (map)

Spring is here, take a moment to reflect on the ideas you began to manifest on the first day of the season. Are you being blocked by frustration? Do you need more clarity?


In oriental medicine the Wood element is closely linked with the Gall Bladder and Liver meridians. The imagery of supple fresh shoots emerging from the old hard wood of last year’s growth, and new seeds germinating as it gets brighter and warmer, illuminate the shift in the wood energy around us at this time of year. This shift of energy also occurs within us and is embodied in the Liver and Gall Bladder meridian. If the rising wood energy struggles to move in the body it can cause stiffness and pain in our joints and in the mind feelings of frustration/anger, lack of ambition and serious indecision. If there is flow, you will be able to move forward creatively, with clarity and conviction.


In the 2 hours you will experience:

  • Energising movement sequence - with Fernanda Munoz-Newsome

  • Shiatsu treatment working on Liver & Gall Bladder energy - with Joy Rose

  • Acutonics (sound healing) with Joy Rose

  • Gain a basic understanding of the Wood element in oriental medicine.

  • Qi gong and stretches to activate and support the flow of your Liver & Gall Bladder energy.

This workshop is part of Joy Rose’s Five Element series that will be running throughout the year (Spring 2019 - Spring 2020). You will gain an awareness at each workshop of the Five Elements and 12 Principal Meridians used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and receive hands on treatments of shiatsu, acutonics and a range of other therapies from other creative talented practitioners over the course of the workshops. You will also get to experience a selection of medicinal herbs that are relevant through the seasons.


Tickets £30 (Early Bird) | Book tickets here

You can also buy a block of 5 tickets if you would like to attend multiple workshops in the series - find out more here. With the 5 block booking you will get a feel for all Five Elements by attending one workshop for each element.

See you there!

Earlier Event: April 14
Dance in The Dark | by Firm Feet
Later Event: September 7
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